Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Brice develops TagTravel 0.1

TagTravel 0.1, a free GUI tool for animating the paths of tagged animals as they move through an array of sensors. The software includes the ability to map geographic features associated with the sensor array, and can simultaneously map environmental measurements (e.g. daily temperature, moon phase, etc). The software is freely available to members of http://www.ecologybox.org (membership is free to all). Go to ecologybox.org, register, and then search for TagTravel.

Monday, February 2, 2009

CAMEO grant to study marine plankton

We recently got a 3-year grant to work on community modeling of marine plankton with colleagues at NCEAS and the Channel Island Marine Sanctuary:
CAMEO: Building the Foundation: New statistical tools for analyzing community dynamics with applications to marine zooplankton
E. Holmes, M. Scheuerell, E. Ward, B. Semmens (NWFSC), K. See (UW), S. Hampton (NCEAS),
S. Katz (CIMS)

New paper on extinction risk forecasting

Ellner, S. P. and E. E. Holmes. 2008. Commentary on Holmes et al. (2007): resolving the
debate on when extinction risk is predictable. Ecology Letters 11: E1–E5.
PDF is on my publications page http://faculty.washington.edu/eeholmes/publications.shtml

New lab paper on killer whales

Ward, E., Parsons, K., Holmes, E., and K. Balcomb. 2009. The role of menopause and reproductive senescence in a long-lived social mammal. In press in Frontiers in Zoology.

Kalman-EM updated

The R code for doing multivariate state-space modeling has been updated and 1st draft of the help files are up.

Kalman-EM code